Rusty Jobfish (Aphareus rutilans)

Also known as Fork-tailed Snapper, Ironjaw Snapper, Iron-jawed Snapper, Jobfish, Red Smalltooth Job, Reddish Snapperfish, Rust Snapper, Rusty Smalltooth Jobfish, Rusty Small-toothed Jobfish, Silvermouth, Smalltooth Jobfish, Small-toothed Jobfish, Silverfish

Description

Also known as Fork-tailed Snapper, Ironjaw Snapper, Iron-jawed Snapper, Jobfish, Red Smalltooth Job, Reddish Snapperfish, Rust Snapper, Rusty Smalltooth Jobfish, Rusty Small-toothed Jobfish, Silvermouth, Smalltooth Jobfish, Small-toothed Jobfish, Silverfish.

Found over rocky bottoms of deep coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on crustaceans, fish and squid.
Length - 110cm
Depth - 100-330m
Widespread Southeast Atlantic, Indo-Pacific

Most Snappers live in moderate depths, however there are a few that live much deeper. Juveniles found on inshore reefs.
They are nocturnal predators that mainly feed on fish, but will eat crustaceans, gastropods and cephalopods.
Some smaller family members eat zooplankton. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/83

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